The Owls will look to snap their 4 game slid and grab their first AAC victory in the process when they visit Memphis on Saturday in their regular-season finale. Last week the Owls had a 21 point lead over Win Uconn at home, but ended up losing the game 28-21. Temple has now blown a fourth-quarter lead in its last three games in losses to Rutgers, Central Florida and UConn. P.J. Walker has had a nice freshman year for the Owls, completing 60.6% of his passes for 1756 yards, with 16 Tds and 7 INTs.
Walker’s favorite target down the field is clearly WR Ryan Anderson, who has caught 37 passes, for 695 yards and six Tds., while the ground attack is led by Kenneth Harper and Zaire Williams, who have combined for 1109 yards and 12 Tds. Temple has definitely struggled defensively this season, giving up 30.6 ppg and ranking last in the AAC in total defense (496.8 ypg).
Meanwhile, Memphis fell 24-17 Louisville last week, to fall to 3-7 on the season and 1-5 in conference play. They will close out their 2013 campaign next weekend at Connecticut. Memphis has certainly struggled on the offensive side of the football this year, as the team ranks second to last in the AAC in total yards (303.2 ypg) and eighth in scoring (20.3 ppg).
Lynch runs the offense under center and has thrown for 1,725 yards, with 7 Tds and 9 INTs, while his favorite target is Joe Craig, who has team-high 313 yards on 33 receptions. Senior Brandon Hayes is the top rusher for Memphis, with 789 yards and 5 Tds on the year.. The defense has not been an issue for this team, as they are ranked third in the AAC in total defense (337.6 ypg) and fourth in scoring defense (20.2 ppg).
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